Sunshine Wishes Card for GDP045

I’m very excited about this week’s GDP Challenge.  It seems like forever since I’ve played along.  And this week is a really special one, as the Design Team are giving players a chance to be a guest designer for their next colour challenge.  Woot! Woot!

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I’ve been wanting to do a camouflaged die cut card since I saw a video by Laura Bassen using this technique, so this was the perfect opportunity.  Using the brand new Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, I chose the congrats sentiment and the loosey-goosey flower.  Here’s what I came up with:


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The banner sentiment is from Crazy About You stamp set, and I’ve just added some of the new Metallic Enamel Shapes to finish it off.

Here’s a close-up of the sentiment.  I love this technique – it’s a clever way to add interest without cluttering the card.


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Botanical Builder Gift Set for GDP033

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I love making boxes, and when it’s an unusual one and comes with a matching card, even better!  I took up the challenge for this week’s Global Design Challenge.  I really like colour challenges and this one is lovely because it has some of my favourite colours!  Click on the image below to see what the design team has come up with and all the inspirational projects that have been entered.

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My inspiration for this box comes from Jessica Winter’s Diamond Box.  Jessica is an Artisan design team member.  To see her post, click on the image below.

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I’ve adapted Jessica’s design to make a tall box, and I’ve included a co-ordinating card to go with it.


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I used the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, and really went to town!  It is a bit OTT but I was having so much fun!  What do you think?


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I decorated the lid as well as all around the box.  The sentiment is from the Honeycomb Hello Stamp Set and the tag from Tags & Labels Framelits is threaded with Whisper White Baker’s Twine.


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For the card I used the sentiment from the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set.  Both sentiments were white heat embossed.


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I love the unusual look of the box and how, even though this it’s tall (a whopping 18 cm), it still sits flat and is very stable.  You could fit lots in it too!

If you like these colours, please feel free to save and share this colour snapshot.  You can find more colour inspiration on my Pinterest board here.


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Here’s the picture with all the products used.


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I hope you like my Botanical Builder gift set.

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I love hearing from you, so if you have any thoughts about today’s post please leave me a comment.  Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

XOXO Gail

 

 

 

 

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Rose Wonder Sympathy Card for GDP032

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This week there’s a Case the Designer Challenge over at Global Design Project.  And this time we’re casing the lovely Krista Frattin.  To soak up all the fabulous inspiration this week, click on the image below to go the Global Design Project page.

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Krista’s style in soft and CAS, so I’ve taken that on board in my design for this challenge.  I also liked the simple pink and white that Krista chose for her card, so I’ve kept that too, as well as the stripes.


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I started with a Whisper White card base and a layer of Pink Pirouette.  From some scraps of both colours I punched rows of hearts using the Hearts Border punch, keeping some of the punch-outs to use as embellishments.  The focal element is a flower fussy cut from the gorgeous Birthday Bouquet DSP.  I cut two extra flowers and layered them to give the flower dimension.

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The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set, stamped in Basic Grey Archival ink.  I wanted the hearts to be elevated to give it a bit more interest, so everything was adhered with dimensionals.

If you like this sweet and simple colour scheme, please feel free to download and share the colour snapshot below.  You’ll find more colour inspiration on my Pinterest Colour Inspiration Board.


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And there’s also an image to remind you of the products I used on this card.  Please feel free to download and share this one too.  Check out all my projects on Pinterest.


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I love hearing from you.  If you have any thoughts on today’s post, please leave me a comment.

Have a fabulous day!

XOXO Gail

 

 

 

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“Enjoy” Party Favour Box for GDP009

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I’m so pleased to be able to share today’s project with you.  Although I love to make cards too, this (not so little) party favour box takes me back to my roots with paper crafting.  You see, the reason I actually joined as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator was because I am also a soap maker and I wanted the product discount so that I could make my own soap boxes!  But of course I fell in love with SU – the company, the products, the paper crafting community and the creativity, so although I still do make soaps, SU has become my main focus.

Anyway, on with today’s project.  Here’s the banner for the GDP009 colour challenge.  Click on the image to check out the designers’ inspiration and all the entries into this week’s challenge.

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For this challenge I wanted to do a 3D project.  So I started with a Google image of a similar box and set to with pencil and paper and designed this cute favour box.  I used the colours for this week’s GDP challenge in the build – Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder.

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I’m really pleased with the way it turned out and I intend to produce a video http://www.health-canada-pharmacy.com tutorial for those that are interested.  At the moment I’m still setting up my video gear but promise I’ll get to it ASAP, so check back to see that (subscribe if you don’t want to miss it).

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The box uses an A4 sheet of cardstock.  The final dimensions are 4″ W x 2½” H (to top of DSP panel) x 2″ D.  Total height of the box is 3½”.  I wanted to keep it simply decorated, so I just used some DSP from the Pretty Petals DSP Stack, the “enjoy” die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set, some Dotted Lace to close the box, and three tiny pearls for a little elegance.  The handle shape was formed by partial die cutting using the 5th smallest oval die from the Ovals Collection set, and the handle opening was cut with one of the dies from the Baker’s Box Thinlits set.  For the side slots I used my die tool and hammer.

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I have included a diagram of the box layout in lieu of a video until I get to record one.  I hope you like my project today and thanks for stopping by.

XOXO Gail

 

 

 

 

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